GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Adrian Peterson of the past two games has not looked like the same player who finished only nine yards shy of the NFL's all-time rushing record last season. Just 90 yards on 23 carries with no touchdowns in the Minnesota Vikings' two most recent games is not the type of production that earned Peterson the Most Valuable Player award in 2012.
That hasn't fooled the Green Bay Packers into taking Peterson lightly. No, not at all.
"The only way to stop him is to shoot him with a gun, because he is unbelievable; he really is," defensive lineman Mike Daniels said.
Not every NFL defensive lineman gets excited about facing Peterson, but Daniels was anxiously anticipating his chance to try to hold him to another unproductive game.
"You kind of have to have that controlled aggression, still defeat your blocks, maintain your gap and just make sure we contain him, because he's like a horse," Daniels said. "The only way you're going to stop him is to kill him. No, we do...